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First World War veteran Florence Green honoured in King’s Lynn regeneration

West Norfolk's oldest resident Florence Green celebrates her 110th birthday, pictured with her daughter May Green (right) ENGANL00120120602100353

West Norfolk's oldest resident Florence Green celebrates her 110th birthday, pictured with her daughter May Green (right) ENGANL00120120602100353

A First World War veteran will be honoured within the £30 million regeneration of Lynn’s Hillington Square.

Freebridge Community Housing will be naming a section of the new look complex after Florence Green.

Florence was thought to be the last surviving veteran of the First World War but sadly died at the age of 110 in 2012. She served as a mess steward after working at Narborough Airfield and RAF Marham.

The first phase of the regeneration, which is due to be finished later this year will be called Millfleet Court, with the two roads on either side being called Stonegate Street and Florence Road.

Last summer, 300 people told a public consultation that they did not want the estate’s name changed but there was strong support for a more individual approach to the block.

Other names to be used in the Hillington Square are Coronation Walk, Eldridge Way and Gurney Road. Details of their use will be shared further into the project.

Chief executive Tony Hall said: “People were very keen that we use the history of west Norfolk when new names were chosen, so that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“For example, having a street on the development called Florence Road is so important to us, especially in the centenary year of World War One.

“We are also pleased to be able to recognise the heritage of the area in Millfleet Court and Stonegate Street.”

 

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